Author Archive: Richard Snowden

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This Squadron is another example of Fairline’s relentless pursuit of design excellence. Where a host of innovative touches are so elegantly applied, allowing you to enjoy pure luxury in an effortless and relaxed manner.

The expansive flybridge, for instance, creates a number of sociable scenarios; there’s a large seating area around a dining table that can be lowered to convert into a sunpad, as well as forward-facing seating alongside the upper helm – an exhilarating place to be whilst under way.

The submersible bathing platform offers a delightful way to enjoy the water and can also accommodate a jet tender. Move through to the large welcoming saloon and you will find relaxed seating areas to both port and starboard and sociable considerations like the forward-facing companionway seating alongside the helm. The naturally illuminated galley is carefully considered and perfectly specified. Below, the three cabins reflect the Squadron’s unmistakably high standards; with the flexibility of a dinette option in place of the third cabin.


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Ten Top Charter Yachts for 2015

A complete run down of the most desirable charter vessels of 2015 / 2016. Here is your top 10...


Brand new launch with the latest charter yacht facilities:
Arguably the most talked-about new addition to the fleet last year, the stunning 95m/312ft superyacht KISMET was one of a number of Lürssen vessels delivered in 2014 in what was a fantastic year for the German shipyard. Since her launch she has continued to grab the industry’s attention with notable design features, such as a silver jaguar on her bowsprit as well as a basketball hoop to add to her array of onboard facilities. We look forward to seeing what surprises she has in store for 2016.


Undergoing extensive refit ready for 2015 adventure charters:
Originally built in 1974 by IHC Verschure, the 74m/241ft [...]



Delivered in October 2013 by the renowned Lurssen shipyard with a length of 85.1m and a beam of 13.8m, SOLANDGE is one of the world’s most iconic and elegant new superyachts available on the market.
Designed by Espen Oeino with an interior design by Aileen Rodriguez, she offers six extraordinary decks designed as a home-away-from-home on the high seas.
SOLANDGE led the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show, winning the 2014 ‘La Belle Classe Superyachts’ Award from the Monaco Yacht Club and ‘Best Exterior’ in the first-ever Monaco Yacht Show Awards.

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Bugatti entering the Luxury Yacht market?

Here’s that $2.2 million Bugatti yacht you didn’t know you needed


Ultra-exotic car maker Bugatti doesn’t currently have any cars in production, and it’s months away from showing its next model — the Chiron — to the public. But that doesn’t mean you can’t buy Bugatti-branded stuff right now. Very expensive Bugatti-branded stuff, in fact.

Meet the Niniette, a series of three luxe boats ranging from 42 to 88 feet in length made by yacht builder Palmer Johnson, which is licensing the Bugatti name. “Niniette” was the nickname of Lidia Bugatti, daughter of company founder Ettore. As you might expect with a Bugatti-branded boat, all three are covered in titanium and carbon fiber, accented by Bugatti’s trademark blue.

Don’t expect the Niniette to keep up with a Veyron: it tops out around 38 knots (44 mph), which is still pretty quick for a giant boat. The smallest model, the [...]

Sunseeker Predator 82

No Compromise
No Compromise - Stern Shot with Passerail

From the moment you step on deck, there is everything you need for alfresco enjoyment, including a full wet bar, ice maker, cool chest, griddle, and sunbathing space.The bathing platform and garage has a jet ski and tender so your family and friends can have fun on the water.

Inside the deck salon of ‘No Compromise’ living space is large and lavish. Home comforts of soft settees and a separate dining area make relaxing and socializing easy. Entertainment is on hand with a large flatscreen television and audio system. A rotating glass sunroof increases light and opens to make the most of the fine weather.

On the lower deck, luxurious comfort for eight comprises a full beam master stateroom, forward VIP stateroom, and twin starboard and port cabins. All guest cabins are richly furnished and well appointed with flatscreen televisions, CD/DVD and air conditioning. Separate crew accommodation is accessed via its own stairway and, for [...]

Sunseeker Predator 92

Jax of Ibiza

Once on board the main deck of this Predator 92 and you have sight of the tech panelled, multi monitored dash with its three supportive pilot chairs, it will leave you in no doubt of the potential of ‘Jax of Ibiza’.

The saloon starts to tell another story, one of pampering in exceptional style and on an incredible scale. Deep comfortable furnishings and the benefit of a large well lit area by day and mood lighting by night make it perfect for relaxation. A dedicated dining space will accommodate a full party of eight. Equipped with Bang & Olufsen AV systems throughout the saloon, master stateroom and exterior areas, CD/DVD in all cabins plus air conditioning.

A master aft stateroom, one forward VIP stateroom, two twin cabins – which can be converted into doubles if required – offer luxurious accommodation for up to eight guests in opulent style. Back on deck, the aft cockpit and [...]

New report finds strong sales of luxury cars and art despite personal luxuries market being hit by weaker demand in China and Hong Kong

Growth in the personal luxury goods markets, which includes jewellery, watches and leather goods, slowed to 1-2% from 3% in 2014. It is now worth €253bn.

Strong sales of luxury cars and fine art have helped push the global luxury goods market higher than €1tn (£700bn) for the first time, according to a new report, despite slowing demand for personal luxuries such as jewellery and handbags.

The personal luxury market has been hit by weaker demand in China and Hong Kong, said the annual report from consultancy Bain & Co. Chinese consumers account for 31% of global luxury sales, followed by US consumers at 24% and Europeans at 18%.

Chinese consumers are still spending, but they are now heading to Europe and Japan – attracted by the weak euro and [...]

Sunseeker Portofino 46

This Portofino 46 adds an extra twist to the Sunseeker fleet, offering something a little bit different.

Cruise under the dramatic cliffs of Los Gigantes, swim in the crystal clear waters of Tenerife, and enjoy the wonderful sunset over La Gomera, just a few of the experiences that will enchant you. Be in company of friends, family or business associates, and choose where you cruise at the pace that suits you. See Whales and Dolphins, visit secluded bays, swim, snorkel and see turtles. Your private Charter ensures that you are not amongst the busy crowds on board most charter boats, instead experience a luxury motor yacht charter in Tenerife where all our customers receive the VIP treatment.

This Portofino 46 adds an extra twist to the Sunseeker fleet, offering something a little bit different.
She is a maneuverable offshore cruiser with the performance and range that you would expect from a world-class motoryacht, plus the familiar Sunseeker comforts and meticulous attention to detail. A highly versatile and desirable vessel.
‘Thunderball’ is [...]


It is known locally as the “supercar season”, the period from July to August when some of the world’s richest descend on Kensington and Chelsea in London, many with their extraordinary cars in tow.

The spectacle has caught the attention of car fans and petrol-heads from around London and beyond, which means that on a Saturday night in parts of the borough, the revving engines and spectators cheering them can last well into the early hours.

Now the council is considering introducing a “supercar ASBO” to try and put an end to the disruption – and give local residents a chance for a good night’s sleep.

The Victoria Derbyshire programme’s Robert Timothy headed into the heart of Knightsbridge – on Sloane Street – to see what is happening.

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